Kung hei fat choi!

This week in Pre-Prep we have had so much fun finding out all about Chinese New Year and The Year of The Horse.


Our celebrations started with a card and gifts from our friend Annabel Liang, who was a pupil with us last year. The children in the Early Years took part in a special workshop and created our magnificent horse using light and dark colours to create a contrast. All the children in Pre-Prep have written a wish and together these wishes have formed the mane.


Across the Pre-Prep we have made lucky purses (filled with special gold coins), constructed tangrams, practised using chopsticks, written Chinese characters, listened to some mandarin, made dragon puppets, danced a dragon dance and written some wonderful pieces on Chinese New Year. Phew!

Mrs McIntosh and the domestic team prepared a fantastic Chinese banquet and the fortune cookies were a huge hit with our children. Grateful thanks must go to Elsie and her mummy for so kindly loaning their awe inspiring collection of Chinese resources to help stimulate discussion and to bring our week to life.


A visit from the Rev is always eagerly anticipated but the children were absolutely delighted that he had asked Jessie Chan, Rafael Cheng and Heng Qiu, all pupils at Truro School, to come and help lead a wonderful assembly about what Chinese New Year meant to them. The children were enthralled by their presentation and were delighted to meet Snuffles, the somewhat confused zebra! They also thoroughly enjoyed the kind gifts that they brought.


Sarah Hudson

Head of Pre-Prep